Onalaska: A Tiny Washington Town With A Really Big Telescope

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Onalaska, Washington, may be a small town, but it is home to one of the largest public telescopes in the state.

Oregon Spent $260,000 For Military Backup During Eclipse

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The Oregon Military Department is requesting an extra $260,724 for its current budget in order to pay for the costs of managing the crowds during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

What A Scientist Lost In The Eagle Creek Fire

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When a fire goes out, what does it mean for scientists studying a place that may no longer exist the way they remember it?

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Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

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Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

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If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?

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Watch: The 2017 Oregon Solar Eclipse In Totality

Watch this stunning 13-second video capturing the 2017 solar eclipse shot from Salem, Oregon.

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Path Of Partiality: Portlanders Celebrate Solar Eclipse

Thousands gathered Monday along Portland's downtown harbor wall and in the Willamette River to see the solar eclipse.

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The 2017 Great American Eclipse

Watch the NASA documentary of the event, see how Oregon reacted via our social map, or read NPR's blog from reporters who covered the eclipse live.

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Fire, Event Bring Delays To Some Central Oregon Roads

Eclipse festival traffic is slow Friday morning  near Prineville, but moving.

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Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.

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Renowned Newport, Oregon, Oceanographer Bill Peterson Dies

A renowned Oregon ocean scientist has died.  Bill Peterson, 74, helped illuminate how climate events like the El Niño affect the ocean food web including the Northwest's salmon runs.

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Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  


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